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NJ Transit workers take trip to Super Bowl on taxpayers’ dime
Bergen Record via NorthJersey.com ^ | February 15, 2013, 12:01 PM | Karen Rouse

Posted on 02/15/2013 9:17:43 AM PST by Olog-hai

NJ Transit sent four employees to the Super Bowl in New Orleans—including a key rail official who was in charge of the Hoboken terminal when dozens of rail cars and locomotives, left to sit in low-lying yards, were damaged during superstorm Sandy—at a taxpayer cost of $14,505, expense reports show.

The bills, obtained by The Record through an Open Public Records Act request, include:

The intent of the visit was to ground NJ Transit officials in procedures used to handle transportation and security at the Super Bowl, using New Orleans as an example. …

Just days before the trip, state Sen. Paul Sarlo threatened to call a hearing to investigate conditions at the Hoboken transit hub, which had deteriorated so badly that customers were cut off from the waiting room and lacked flushable toilets in the dead of winter. NJ Transit soon after reopened the waiting room and began using a train parked in the station as a temporary restroom. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: njtransit; statecontrol; superbowl; taxpayerexpense
Giants Stadium will never host the SB. I sure don’t buy the excuse.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 9:17:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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Giants Stadium will never host the SB. I sure don’t buy the excuse.

Next year's Superbowl is indeed slated for the Meadowlands.

2 posted on 02/15/2013 9:20:22 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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That’s out of character for the NFL. They usually play the SB away from the winter weather.

There is a lot of talk about this matter:
Sports Business Journal reported on Monday that the league even has considered either moving the game up a day to Saturday, to avoid a logistical nightmare—or to delay the game for several days if need be. …

3 posted on 02/15/2013 9:24:01 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kevkrom

NJ in February. What a lovely vacation.....


4 posted on 02/15/2013 12:23:17 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: kevkrom

NJ in February. What a lovely vacation.....


5 posted on 02/15/2013 12:23:17 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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